Our dedication to providing patients with top-tier eye care has lead us to invest in some of the eye health industry’s most advanced technology. Here are just some of the tools that empower us to take a comprehensive and proactive approach to your vision care.
Ultra-Widefield 200˚ Retinal Photos
Retinal health is an important part of healthy vision. With ultra-widefield 200˚ retinal photography, we can see up to 80% or your retina, which helps us screen for any signs of disease or damage.
Learn more about the benefits of ultra-widefield imaging.
Optical Coherence Tomography with Angiography
Optical coherence tomography angiography or OCTA allows us to look at the anatomical structure of the eye, particularly when it comes to the structure of tiny blood vessels and capillaries. This kind of imaging is non-invasive and can be very helpful in tracking any changes in eye health, especially in Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, and Glaucoma.
Learn more about OCTA.
Fundus autofluorescence (or FAF) is another type of non-invasive imaging that allows us to screen for diseases and conditions like macular degeneration and retinal dystrophies. FAF involves shining blue light onto the retina, triggering a natural fluorescent glow from retinal cells.
Learn more about the concept of fundus autofluorescence.
Frequency Doubling Technology
Frequency doubling technology (or FDT) is designed to help us detect any loss of field of vision due to diseases like glaucoma. This kind of test uses one black bar and one white bar on a screen in front of you. When we alternate flickering the two bars at various frequencies, they should appear to double. If a patient can’t see the bars at a certain frequency, it may indicate vision loss.
Learn more about FDT and other tests used to detect glaucoma.
Humphrey Visual Field
The Humphrey visual field test is another piece of technology we use to detect vision loss. We have you sit down in front of a screen and stare at a light in the centre. Once the test starts, small lights will start flashing in various areas of the screen. Every time you see a light flash, you’ll let us know, which helps us track which (if any) areas of your vision are reduced or missing.
Learn more about the importance of Humphrey visual field testing.
Preferential Hyperacuity Perimetry
Macular degeneration causes abnormalities like warping or loss of vision in your central vision. Preferential hyperacuity perimetry projects lines of dots onto your retina with an artificial distortion. Someone with a healthy macula will be able to indicate where the artificial distortion is. Someone with macular damage may indicate distortion where there is none. PHP is very helpful in detecting macular degeneration and tracking changes to your vision.
Learn more about the impact PHP has had on detecting macular degeneration.
LipiView & LipiScan
LipiView and Lipiscan are tools we use for meibography; a type of imagery that evaluates the health of your meibomian glands and the quality of your tears. We’ll have you look directly into a special light camera, blinking normally. While you do that, these tools will analyze your blinking patterns, determine the content and quality of your tears, and evaluate the health of your meibomian glands.
Learn more about LipiView and LipiScan.
Corneal topography is a tool that scans, measures, and creates a precise geographic map of your cornea. In other words, corneal topography tells us the exact size and curvature of your cornea. We need these measurements to help us find your perfect contact lens fit. It can also be a helpful tool for diagnosing corneal issues.
Learn more about the uses of corneal topography.
When was the last time you scrubbed your eyelids? BlephEx is a small, handheld machine we use for in-office eyelid hygiene treatments. When skin and bacteria build up on the eyelids, they can lead to an infection a condition called blepharitis. BlephEx uses a small rotating sponge to remove debris from the lash line, and gently exfoliate the eyelid.
Learn more about BlephEx treatments.
The days of twisting dials in front of your face is over. All of our examination lanes feature electronic phoropters providing greater speed and accuracy of the refraction. Electronic phoropters are controlled by a small computer on the exam room desk so that the optometrist doesn’t have to keep getting in the way of your vision to adjust your prescription.